Things to do in Milton Keynes at Christmas time

Milton Keynes is known for its roundabouts and concrete cows. Believe it or not, there is more to the New Town that meets the eye…

The festivities are sneaking up on us and we want to get planning our social calendar. Whether you are going out as a couple, with friends, on a work-do, for a family day out or just exploring – Milton Keynes has the answer.

Cotels Christmas in Milton Keynes

Here’s what’s up for grabs this Christmas in Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas:

Thor’s Tipi
A pop-up tipi filled with log fires, twinkling fairy lights and festive jingles. Feast like you’re back in the Viking Age on outdoor BBQ inspired food. Swig on some mulled wine, hot cider, hot chocolate and other festive tipples. Located in the centre of Milton Keynes shopping centre, it’s sure to catch your eye.

Visit Santa
Make Christmas a memorable one and meet the big guy himself…SANTA! Along with Christmas market stalls, candy and a carousel. He’s making a special appearance and stopping by at Middleton Hall in CMK from the 10th November to the 24th December. So, get your list written and pop by.

Coca-Cola truck
The holidays are coming! On the 15th December between 11am and 7pm, the highly anticipated Coca-Cola truck is coming to visit Milton Keynes. With the event being free, it’s the best way to get all the family involved.

Cinderella at the Theatre
He’s behind you!! On the 9 December to 14 January, Cinderella is playing at Milton Keynes Theatre. Brian Conley is the famous Buttons – Cinderella’s Father’s servant and Gok Wan is playing the Fairy Gokmother…

Be sure to book tickets in advance to get the best seats in the house.

Festive Markets
Head over to the MK Gallery space to look around some creative Christmas gifts, stocking fillers and much more. Open hours are: Thursday & Fridays 12pm – 8pm, Saturday 11am – 8pm and also Sundays 11am – 4pm. With free entry into the markets, you’re sure to find a few presents to bulk up the christmas tree.

Milton Keynes offers a wide variety of activities for all ages this festive season. Other places to go to include; The Hub, for christmas drinks and food with friends; Frosts Garden Centre, for ice skating, Christmas trees and meeting Father Christmas. The festive season at Whittlebury Hall includes New York themed parties, Sunday carveries and a New Year’s Eve Gala. And,
if you are looking for somewhere to spend the night after your work Christmas do, why not take a look at luxury apartments Cotels has available in Milton Keynes and its surrounding areas.

With events and activities happening all over Buckinghamshire this December, you won’t be short of family filled days out, spontaneous date nights or work Christmas-do ideas.